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Mayor Janey announces Old-School R&B Night to be held Tomorrow

This dance-filled celebration of R&B from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s is free and open to all.

Mayor Kim Janey and the Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment will host Old School R&B Night on Thursday, September 23 on Copley Square. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will take place between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Also at Old School R&B Night, the Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition, in partnership with Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, will be hosting a COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic.

Music will be provided by Maverik — Recording Artist and Boston Red Sox Official DJ — and DJ Vince 1. Guests will be able to dance the night away to R&B hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s in a fun atmosphere.

“The joy of music is an important part of the recovery, reopening and renewal of our communities. I’m pleased to introduce the City of Boston’s first ever Old School R&B Night,” said Mayor Janey. “I look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to Copley Square for this fun, free, family-friendly event.”

"I couldn't be more excited to be spinning and hosting at the Mayor's R&B night. The fact that it's the first one ever… what an honor!” said Maverik. “R&B is the kind of music you can't help but sing along to. It touches everybody from all walks of life. I look forward to seeing the city come out and celebrate life! This is a major event for Boston and I hope it will be for years to come."

For more summer events hosted by the City, follow the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment on social media @VisitBostonCity and visit

This is an entirely outdoor, open-air event. It is encouraged, but not required, to wear masks. Hand sanitizer will be available on-site. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are still at high-risk of spreading COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated, you should avoid large social gatherings. If you do plan to attend, avoid congested areas, wear a mask to cover your nose and mouth, and maintain six feet of physical distance as much as possible. To get vaccinated, find a location near you on

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